The on-loan Everton winger gave the Midlanders a 1-0 half-time lead with an excellent solo effort where he drew the defence towards him before cracking a shot into the corner from 20 yards.
His second made it 2-0 before the Tigers halved the deficit but he restored the two-goal advantage when he completed his hat-trick with seven minutes to go.
Hull scored again in the 88th minute but Forest held on to win.
Dowell has now scored five goals since going out on loan to the City Ground.
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1 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:06:25
2 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:13:16
3 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:13:20
4 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:20:21
5 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:25:42
This loan at Forest, if it continues as it has started, will do wonders for his confidence and could well be the making of him.
I'm excited about our team next season and over the next few years. If only we could just pinch that Phil Foden lad from City
6 Posted 28/10/2017 at 20:38:34
7 Posted 28/10/2017 at 21:05:58
He was very inconsistent for England at the U20 World Cup, drifting in and out of games and was often the first player subbed.
I don't think he was ready for the first team but he will be much better for his season in the Championship.
8 Posted 28/10/2017 at 21:10:25
9 Posted 28/10/2017 at 21:16:16
Forest players are mainly Championship class and they don't use him enough when they play; that is why he is quiet in some games. It's like not using Scholes or Cortinho, they by-pass him, they are not at his level.
This lad will be our Number 10, he sees a pass before he receives the ball, he along with the other U20 World Cup winning Everton players (Kenny, Lookman, Calvert-Lewin, and Davies) are the future of the club for years to come and we must build our team around them.
Come on, Unsy do well for the first team because these are your kids.
10 Posted 28/10/2017 at 21:28:02
11 Posted 28/10/2017 at 22:06:19
Not only from the footballing side but living away from home and maturing. It's the right move.
12 Posted 28/10/2017 at 22:13:02
The word for Dowell is consistency. Not to knock the lad but hes got to perform to a decent level week in week out.
In fairness this loan is probably the best for him at this stage.
I really hope he continues in this vain and returns home next season to really make the grade.
13 Posted 28/10/2017 at 22:20:13
14 Posted 28/10/2017 at 22:37:36
There is virtually no backlift when he shoots, which adds surprise to defenders who normally close in on a player when he is ready to shoot. Nearly all players have to pull the trigger with the foot pulled right back, yet he is able to hit long balls at pace without any need to break up his movement by slowing to shoot.
I agree with the comments about his loan to Forest, a good move for all involved and I look forward to him being a key player in the Everton team in the near future, hopefully playing alongside Barkley.
15 Posted 28/10/2017 at 23:15:28
Note: I'm part of the large legion who have breathed a collective sigh of relief over the departure of RK, but I don't think it's necessary to condemn his every decision. This one, I think, was quite right.
16 Posted 28/10/2017 at 23:54:52
Give Kieran the full 12 months in the Championship,the boy will then...have transformed into a man and the player we all hoped he would become.
Well done lad !
17 Posted 28/10/2017 at 23:56:46
I would love to see Unsworth play more and more of our talented youth, mixed in with those more senior players who earn a place purely on form and not due to some ridiculous fee they came in on.
18 Posted 29/10/2017 at 00:52:39
Now Koeman's gone I doubt we'll be relegated...I doubt we would've if he had stayed, but nobody's too big to go down. So in the long run It will do Us and him no Harm to play with the big lads.
This may be one of the few things Koeman got right..
Edit; If he wasn't before the hat trick will get him noticed and make him a target...another lesson to get under the belt.
20 Posted 29/10/2017 at 01:27:01
It will be interesting to see him back with us. He's tremendously talented but you won't see him charging around. Will we, as a support, accept that? History says maybe not.
Ironically I think he's one of the few players that might have suited Koeman's setup!
21 Posted 29/10/2017 at 01:55:37
22 Posted 29/10/2017 at 03:25:17
Kieran has great potential and seems capable of always scoring special goals. The problem is he disappears like Barkley on too many occasions.
Mark Warburton might just be the right coach to harden the boy up.
24 Posted 29/10/2017 at 08:06:14
This loan will benefit both the club and player. Warburton will hopefully increase Dowells workrate and we will clear some space from our squad for him Barklay will leave whilst the jury is still out on Klassen.
Can he play wide left? Or is he just one of our many number 10s?.
25 Posted 29/10/2017 at 08:11:24
It is unlikely that we will be in Europe and we will have Sigurdsson, Klaasen, Rooney and Dowell to accommodate in the no.10 role. And that is assuming Barkley doesn't stay.
26 Posted 29/10/2017 at 08:14:39
Mix this with some of the more experienced pros and things look exciting. We need to bleed these players in slowly yes, but not be scared of using them. Give them chances to show exactly what they can do .
What we lack massively for me is a player just like Dowell. But I still believe a loan was the right decision. Would still be tempted to recall him though!!! Ha
Imagine if we kept Delefeou as well...
27 Posted 29/10/2017 at 08:18:38
It won't do him any harm at Forest, not having available now for Everton has already done us harm. Koeman/Walsh et al have spent shed loads of money on players in positions we didn't need and managed not to recruit the one player we did need a centre forward, it's shameful given the amount of money they had at their disposal. Davies, Beni, Dowell, Kenny -are ready because they are good enough particularly for this team.
28 Posted 29/10/2017 at 09:02:07
For all the hindsight claimed above, he is better off in the championship for now which, on the back of his World cup win, should really cement in his mind what he needs to do to capitalise on his talent. I truly hope he does, he is a special talent but I think we can all wait to see him next season, a better team player.
29 Posted 29/10/2017 at 09:22:40
I always thought that Dowell was probably more suited to the Spanish or Italian leagues as skill appears to be of more value than the physicality of ours. So a season in the championship should toughen him up.
After watching the U17s win yesterday it struck me that most of those players wont reach the same pinnacles in the grown up game because even at our team , who's regarded as one of the better ones for giving youth a chance, we would rather go for foreign imports than give lads like Dowell a decent run in and around the 1st team.
By the way Phil Foden... what a player.
30 Posted 29/10/2017 at 09:26:34
The magic of Kevin Sheedys left foot was a gift from god. Clean hitting , power and accuracy in abundance.
Dowell is only 20. If he keeps on this trajectory of improvement he can rival the great man.
I tuned in to watch him last night . His first 2 goals Kev would have been proud of !
31 Posted 29/10/2017 at 09:29:51
32 Posted 29/10/2017 at 09:40:32
33 Posted 29/10/2017 at 10:11:03
34 Posted 29/10/2017 at 10:18:25
Sheedy had it in spades and this boy looks the real deal.
35 Posted 29/10/2017 at 10:41:43
Being with us now, doesn't guarantee he would be scoring. He is basically a winger, who is capable of scoring. The experience will have him returning a better more confident player all round.
36 Posted 29/10/2017 at 10:50:49
I can not believe we have brought in 3 number 10s and wasted £45m on an average underperforming 29 year old When we have players in the under 23s or out on loan such as Dowel who will prove to be better in a year or 2 years time.
37 Posted 29/10/2017 at 11:10:08
38 Posted 29/10/2017 at 11:13:01
I noticed in his first few Forrest games the other players were not playing him so often - think they will now and he is building a reputation within the squad and they will be off loading to him anywhere near the box now.
Well done Kieran!! Head down keep going . Still fighting for a professional career so lets no get ahead of ourselves. Looking good though!
39 Posted 29/10/2017 at 11:14:29
40 Posted 29/10/2017 at 12:26:19
41 Posted 29/10/2017 at 12:42:13
This will go a long way to identifying whether he will have a future in our 1st team or if we cash in while his stocks high.
42 Posted 29/10/2017 at 12:45:53
Apparently he'd loving the hustle and bustle of the league, he's loving being a main man for forest and being given a roll within the team were he's a big player for them.
He will play close to 40 games if he stays fit, that's massive for his development and we will reap the rewards when he comes back.
Keep Ross if possible, keep Davies add Dowell and Henry add them to the young lads like Pickford, Holgate, Sandro, Calvin-Lewin, Kenny, Lookman and Keane and all of a sudden we look like a team full of energy and pace.
Get points on the board between now and January, climb up the league get a good run in the fa cup and hopefully bounce back next season with a young squad full of English player most of whom have played under Undsworth.
43 Posted 29/10/2017 at 21:30:03
The kid has done brilliant for Forest, but and this is only my opinion he reminds me of Bilyaletdinov. Same languid style and not physical enough for us, especially at this time while we are struggling Time on his side though....
45 Posted 30/10/2017 at 13:53:05
I hate to be on a downer for the Blues but it is looking very bleak and no matter who takes over the squad is mainly a powder puff one. I hope I am completely wrong.
46 Posted 30/10/2017 at 14:12:24
The big question is who will be the main two players in this slot next season? If you account for Barkley being convinced to stay then we will have five players battling for their natural position, one who is a massive name and two who just came in for massive fees.
We can't keep them all and keep them happy. Perhaps Sigurdsson could be played slightly deeper alongside Davies, Gana, Morgan, Besic, McCarthy, Beni (another position where we're overstocked). I see Klaassen as being one to leave if he doesn't start showing what he can do, and I have my doubts about Barkley being convinced to sign a new contract.
This would leave us with Dowell & Rooney as the Number 10 pair with Sigurdsson as another option.
47 Posted 30/10/2017 at 16:18:09
I don't really think so but neither did Newcastle. Leeds, even Forest who won the European cup remember. We desperately need a few wins quickly then the confidence should come back.
48 Posted 30/10/2017 at 18:52:33
He would probably be in the ToffeeWeb tomb of failed youngsters if he had suffered first team selection here in recent weeks. As it is, he can still be viewed as a promising kid for the future. Even if it is in the division he has taken by storm this weekend!
49 Posted 31/10/2017 at 00:23:51
What a prospect.
50 Posted 01/11/2017 at 18:30:56
One of our better no10s at the moment , and thats no mean feat considering how many weve got .shame that hes playing for another club...!
51 Posted 04/11/2017 at 15:58:44
52 Posted 05/11/2017 at 06:04:32
53 Posted 05/11/2017 at 07:39:55
Joe Williams scored a possible contender for Barnsley's goal of the season a few days ago in their 4-2 win away at Burton.
Another one to be keeping tabs on. I think he has become a fixture for Barnsley in every game so far.
54 Posted 05/11/2017 at 10:02:47
According to him Dowell is head and shoulders above everyone on the pitch.
They are worried Everton will try and get him back in January but I think he will be best staying put the way things are going here.
55 Posted 05/11/2017 at 18:52:43
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